Just noticed about an hour ago that there was more blood than before mixed in with the mucus covering the lumpier looking parts. Has anyone went though anything similar?
Its scary to see blood the first time, but if it isnt coupled with excruciating pain or other symptoms, usually making an appt with ur doc calms the nerves, and it could even be gone by the time your appt arrives. Bloody stools can mean lots, hence the doc appt. if the blood is black or tarry (like i think you have) a doc is completely required. If the blood is more topical and red or fresh, like theres blood when u wipe, its not really that big a deal and you should invest in some colace.
Killing the caffeinated drinks was a good choice all together- i only have one half can in the morning with crushed ice if my tummy hurts...and try to stick to plain coke or ginger ale...your intestines will thank me. The weight is an issue, but ive got that same issue. Try to get rid of dairy and anything citric for a while...it might help. No pizza, no tomato sauce, but fresh tomatoes okay- sandwiches are safe.
But pls don't forget to make that appt- your pcp will be your first stop. If u don't have ins, let me know- maybe i can help with the process.